The 115 cardinals participating in this week's papal conclave made history Wednesday when they elected Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to succeed Pope Benedict XV as the 266th pope.
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 - Unless Congress acts to end sequestration, furloughs for Defense Department civilian employees can begin April 26, the department's comptroller said here today.
One by one, speakers told state Environmental Protection Division representatives that the agency wasn't doing its job and the pollution of the Ogeechee River had to stop.
Everyone lives in a flood zone. Some are just more at risk of flooding than others. That was the message of federal and state officials last week at an informational meeting on recently redrawn flood maps impacting 1,600 parcels of land in North Bryan and Pembroke. Roughly 30 people attended the meeting, held Thursday at the J. Dixie Harn Community Center in Pembroke. Those who missed the meeting can still get help online, thanks to ...
A Staten Island, N.Y., man is being hailed as a hero after he pulled a man from a car Saturday before it burst into flames following a crash on I-95 in Richmond Hill.
Ammunition sales are robust these days - by local consumers and the U.S. government. A hunter or anyone attempting to buy any ammunition locally will find a shortage of all types of ammunition - pistol, rifle and shotgun. The Coastal Courier recently talked to representatives of three local businesses that sell ammunition. Each store reported an unprecedented ammunition shortage. "I've had people come in here and buy up $300 in ammunition," said Lorrie Oglesbee, manager ...
Officially, spring is three weeks away, but in Coastal Georgia, the sounds of spring are in the air every afternoon and evening. By sunset each day, frogs, toads, crickets and various song birds are warming up their voices and "wing bows" for a spring concert.
A Richmond Hill mother is seeking $5 million from the city and an officer with the Richmond Hill Police Department, claiming they are to blame for the 2011 suicide of her teenage daughter.
Thanks to legislation adopted in last year's General Assembly session, a confusing new motor-vehicle tax law takes effect March 1.
The 200 Club of the Coastal Empire will host the 2013 Acts of Valor Awards at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27, in the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St. in Savannah.
ATLANTA – Do you have an idea that would make your community a better place to live, and would $25,000 be a game-changer? State Farm is here with the assist. Through March 6, people from the United States can submit a cause for a chance to win a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist™ grant.
The federal government has recently proposed new flood maps for Pembroke and North Bryan County, but Pembroke is contesting the changes that would spike insurance rates for some residents.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 - With major, across-the-board defense spending cuts scheduled to take effect March 1, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today issued a message to the Defense Department workforce.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has notified Congress that the Defense Department is prepared to implement furloughs for civilian personnel in response to the threat of sequestration.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will be have a public hearing regarding the proposed consent order for King America Finishing at 7 p.m. March 5 at Effingham County High School, 1589 Highway 119 S in Springfield.
Members of the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce learned a little of what is going on in the Georgia Department of Transportation when Georgia's 1st Congressional District State Transportation Board Member Ann Purcell paid the group a visit May 8.
A May 14 Department of Defense news release announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's directive that furloughs will begin for DoD civilians after July 8. Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson confirmed that civilian personnel managers at Stewart are preparing for the furloughs but noted that details had to be worked out locally.
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that he has signed a memorandum directing defense managers to prepare to furlough most Defense Department civilian employees for up to 11 days between July 8 and the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.
When the U.S. House of Representatives convenes in 2015, Coastal Georgia will have a new representative.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that Georgia's net tax collections for April 2013 totaled $1.73 billion, an increase of $201 million, or 13.2 percent, compared to April 2012.
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander will present a program on threats to the Georgia Coast in an "Evening @ Skidaway" reception and lecture Tuesday, May 21, on the campus of Skidaway Institute, 10 Ocean Science Circle in Savannah.
Recent water test results at the site of King America Finishing, a Screven County textiles plant under fire by Ogeechee River advocates concerned about pollution, were erroneous, according to an attorney representing the company.
SPRINGFIELD - Anger, concern for the environment and frustration were evident Tuesday night as residents attended a hearing regarding the Ogeechee River and a proposed permit allowing an industry to continue discharging wastewater into the river.
Republican physician and state Rep. Ben Watson announced Tuesday that he will run for the open Georgia Senate seat currently held by Sen. Buddy Carter. He represents District 166, which spans coastal Chatham and southeast Bryan counties and borders Liberty.
Though the formal announcement came in Savannah, state Sen. Earl "Buddy" Carter announced Monday his intention to run for U.S. congress in Georgia's 1st District in Bradwell Park.
Leland Smith, 79, a great-grandfather from Jesup, won a $100,000 playing the Monopoly Millionaire instant game.
The state Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing Tuesday on King America Finishing's draft permit to discharge into the Ogeechee River, and agency director Jud Turner said he wants to meet with area residents soon.
No ruling was issued Wednesday by Superior Court Judge David Cavendar in the lawsuit Atlantic Waste Services filed against Bryan County claiming its ordinance regarding landfills is unconstitutional.
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